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Novell said today that it will finally stop selling versions of Netware 3.x on the 31st October this year.* The company has already alerted its channel and other partners, including IBM,of the move. The firm will continue to support the products until the year 2002. Netware 3.x was first introduced at the end of the 1980s, and followed up with other revisions, although the most popular version 3.11, proved to be the most successful, and is still used in many corporate settings. But, according to our sources, many big businesses are still using Netware 3.11 and have been forced to switch from it in the face of the Millennium Bug. Novell will offer promotions and other sweeteners in a bid to persuade existing users to switch to newer versions of its network operating system. The company hopes that such users will not make the move straight away to Windows-based operating systems. ® * Article now reconstructed. MM.

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